If you retreat or are KO’d in Combat, you immediately go into Ad Hoc Mode:
1. Pick up all played Program Cards, both face-up and face-down, and place them in your stockpile.
2. Place the Ad Hoc Mode Card into your Program Area.
While in Ad Hoc Mode, for the remainder of the Round you can choose any Program Card and perform its movement and action for your turn. On subsequent turns, you may even use a Program Card you already used earlier in the Round.
On your first turn in Ad Hoc Mode, you CANNOT start Combat by attacking another player. However, other players may start Combat with you.